Petersburg scientists have created a drug that preserves memory

Petersburg University of Applied Sciences announced that university scientists have created a drug that preserves memory and is effective in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

The department indicates that tests conducted on laboratory animals have proven the effectiveness of the drug.

“The goal of this drug is to reduce the loss of connections between cells, which contributes to the preservation of memory,” says Elena Popugaeva, senior researcher at the Laboratory of Molecular Neurodegeneration at the University’s Institute of Biomedical Systems and Biotechnology. “We believe that Alzheimer’s disease begins with damage to the connections between neurons in the brain and if we can slow down this process, we will delay the onset of symptoms of the disease.”

According to the department, the drug was tested on animals that had memory problems. It is shown that when taking the drug, its components penetrate the blood-brain barrier, reach the brain and have a positive effect on cells, which leads to memory recovery.

The researchers plan to study the drug in terms of toxicity, mutations and side effects, after which it will enter clinical trials.

Source: TASS